Gideon heard from God in several ways. First God sent a prophet to speak to all of the Israelites. Then an angel of the Lord came and spoke directly to Gideon. When the angel of the Lord disappeared, Gideon heard God’s voice giving him directions. Then God SHOWED him through signs and miracles. He tested God and God answered. He told Gideon that he would use him to gain victory over the Midianites.
Even after all of this, I believe God knew (because He knows EVERYTHING) that there was still doubt in Gideon’s mind that this would happen so He even used the enemy’s DREAM to speak to Gideon. When Gideon overheard their dream, he finally had the confidence that God would use him to gain this victory.
Once this battle was won, Gideon went on with some overwhelming confidence and conquered more enemies. It’s a fascinating story. Oh and did I mention that Gideon was the LEAST of his family, who’s clan was the WEAKEST in their whole tribe? Yet God used him to do GREAT and MIGHTY things for Israel. It’s found in Judges 6 – 8.
This story will make you think about how God is trying to speak to you (at least it did me.) Unlike Gideon though, the victory has already been won FOR you. God is now using the Holy Spirit, dreams, and others to make you realize that. You are MORE than a conqueror because it is not you that had to win the fight, it’s Jesus inside of you that has already won it. It’s a victory that comes with an advantage! Believe and receive the fact that Jesus has done this for you and you will never face anything alone.
“It is not a matter of our doing our best for Him, but of Christ being His best in and through us.” – Pastor Roger Velasquez
“Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” – Romans 8:37